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Thinking #3—Considering History

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac … his only son; of whom God said, “In Isaac your descendants shall be called.” He considered that God is able to raise men even from the dead. Hebrews 11:17–19 When Abraham went down to Egypt to escape the famine, and sold his wife into … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Capturing Our Thoughts

Obeying the Lord involves not only our actions but our thoughts. 2 Corinthians 10:5 commands us to “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.” We can dwell on many ideas that contradict the knowledge of God set forth in Scripture. “Cast down imaginations and every high concept that exalts itself against the … Continue reading

Conquerors #3—Entrance to the Feast

To those who conquer their inclination to participate in the feasts and fornications of their culture, I will give some of the hidden manna, and a white stone on which will be written a new name that no one can understand except the one who receives it. Revelation 2:17 The passions and pleasures of our … Continue reading

Habakkuk #3— “Post-its” For Patience

Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run. For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:2–3 Sometimes God assures … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Strengthening Faith

Paul’s sole objective was to work so that people’s faith in the Lord might develop and make progress. In Philippians 1:25 he said, “I will again be with you so that your faith (and resulting joy) might increase.” The faith of these Philippian Christians was already quite advanced. Every time Paul remembered them, he thanked … Continue reading

Team #4—Purifying Love

“I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be my people. … I will welcome you. I will be a father to you.” Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Defeating Covetousness

The Bible teaches that certain attitudes of mind and heart give Satan a foothold in our lives. For example, Ephesians 4:26–27 says that to allow anger against others to persist is to give place to the devil. 2 Corinthians 10:4–5 urges us to cast down all those attitudes (“arguments”) which scorn the knowledge of God. … Continue reading

Success #3—The Means of Success

Moses said, “Meditate on these instructions day and night, so that you will be careful to do according to all that is written; for then you will make your way prosperous and have success.” Joshua 1:8 Sometimes we pay attention to the last words of great people—especially if they are old—hoping to hear a snippet … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … About Being More Than Conquerors

According to Romans 8:37 we are “more than conquerors through him who loved us.” While studying this passage with a class I taught, the question came up: How is it possible to be more than a conqueror? We understand what if means to win against an opponent, but how is it possible to do more … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … about Conditions for Peace

Everyone wants to experience what Philippians 4:7 calls “the peace of God which passes understanding.” God’s peace “passes understanding” in that it keeps our hearts peaceful and calm even though we understand perfectly well that there is no human or natural way that we can be extricated from some difficulty that threatens our future. Philippians … Continue reading